Paris - how I heart you

It's been 10 days since I've returned back to Cleveland and it feels like I never left.

It's funny how vacations can do that to you. When my friends and I were in Europe, our time went by extremely slow in the best sort of ways. We took each day at a time, explored as much as we wanted, pulled back when we were doing too much and just enjoyed what each day brought in each new city.

Paris was amazing. Simply amazing. It was beautiful, stunning, romantic and was truly more than I expected out of a city that is featured in little ways throughout my apartment decor.

We toured everything we could for the three full days we had in Paris. Let's just be honest...three days isn't long enough is a city like Paris. We needed five full days. There are so many neighborhoods to discover throughout the city and sights to see. The churches were breathtaking and I couldn't get enough of the architecture as we walked up around Sacre Couer too. We hit up up the Eiffel Tower, Sacre Coeur, Notre Dame, Champs Elysees, Palace of Versailles, endless cafes to drink cafe, crepes and macaroons but we needed more endless wandering days where we could stumble upon more boutiques, corner cafes and markets.
First day - a trip to the Louvre and the Pont de Arts bridge
Versailles - The only must-see-we-can't-not-go place on my agenda.

Beautiful during the day and at night.

a sampling of our daily carb and sugar choices

Seeing this was the first time the three of traveled together, we learned a few things upon our Paris trip about each other -

1) I can't be trusted with any type of travel documents. Case in point - I left our train tickets on my kitchen counter. In Cleveland. Convenient right? Luckily, my fabulous neighbor overnighted them to us in Bordeaux. Essentially we could have just been stowaways on the TGV from Paris to Bordeaux because no one collected our tickets.

2) We stand up restaurants. Indirectly of course. My friend Lissa was kind enough to make a reservation at a highly recommended restaurant for Saturday night, however, we attempted to go to said restaurant on Monday. Ooos.

3) My friend Lindsay's French was coming back slowly with the help of a little cheat book, I tried to speak in Spanish and when that didn't work, I decided to try a British accent for whatever reason.

Next up - wine tasting in Bordeaux, chateaus galore and a vineyard in our backyard.




3 comments:

Katelin said...

Ah, Versailles looks amazing!

Fizzgig said...

i couldn't imagine the feeling of "being there" your pictures are amazing!! I've seen that bridge with the locks in so many movies, pretty cool you got to see it in person!

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